Veterans mental health service

Our veterans service supports veterans who are concerned about their mental health. The service provides a first point of contact for people aged 18 and over and is available to anyone who has completed one day’s service or more with the British Armed Forces. We also see anyone in the Merchant Navy working in support of military operations.

Accessing our service

For veterans accessing the services, they must:

  • be a resident in England
  • have served in the UK armed forces for a full day 
  • be registered with a GP practice in Devon (excluding Plymouth) or be willing to register with a GP 
  • be able to provide their military service number or another form of acceptable proof of eligibility

People meeting the criteria can self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity. Our contact details are:

How we can help

We offer assessments, consultation advice, signposting and referral to the most appropriate service to meet your needs.

While we do not provide a care coordination role, we can remain with veterans until their care and treatment plan is established. We will work with assessors and care coordinators to ensure you receive appropriate care and support. 

Meet the team

Our team comprises senior mental health practitioners, assistant practitioners and support from our administration team, Monday to Friday.

Useful links

Read more from NHS Choices

Veteran Aware logo

We have been named a Veteran Aware Trust in recognition of our commitment to improving NHS care for veterans, reservists, members of the armed forces and their families.
The accreditation, from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VC HA), acknowledges the Trust’s commitment to a number of key pledges, including:
  • Ensuring that the armed forces community is never disadvantaged compared to other patients, in line with the NHS’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Training relevant staff on veteran specific culture or needs;
  • Making veterans, reservists and service families aware of appropriate charities or NHS services beneficial to them, such as mental health services or support with financial and/or benefit claims;
  • Supporting the armed forces as an employer.